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Edward L. Hill papers, 1928-1973

Summary Information
Title: Edward L. Hill papers
Dates: 1928-l973
Creator: Hill, Edward Lee, 1904-1974
Extent: 2 boxes Extent: (1.0 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 488
Collection contains the papers of Edward L. Hill, professor emeritus of physics and mathematics at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated to University Archives by Alfred O.C. Nier in the early 1990s.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Edward L. Hill papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Collection has not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

Edward L. Hill papers, University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Edward L. Hill (1904-1974)

Edward Lee Hill was born on November 3, 1904 in Hartford, Arkansas. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota in 1925. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, receiving his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1928. Dr. Hill was awarded a National Research Council post doctoral fellowship and spent the next two years at Harvard University. In 1930 he returned to the University of Minnesota as an assistant professor of physics and mathematics. Dr. Hill spent his entire career at the University of Minnesota, except during World War II when he worked at the Bureau of Ships of the Navy Department (1941-1945). He retired as professor emeritus in 1970. Dr. Hill was an active contributor to quantum mechanics and his interests were in the abstract aspects of mathematical physics. Edward Hill died on January 7, 1974.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, speeches, reprints, articles, lectures and notes on quantum mechanics and nuclear physics.

Related Material

Many of Dr. Hill's lectures and notes are in storage at the Minnesota Access Center. Please check the University of Minnesota library catalog (MNCAT) for holdings information.

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Hill, Edward Lee, 1904-1974 -- Archives
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Quantum theory -- Study and teaching (Higher)